Captain’s Log: Stardate 201901.15. As a fan of classic Star Trek (including TOS, naturally, but also TAS, TNG, STC, and Voyager), I really like The Orville. And apparently I am not the only Star Trek fan who prefers this programme over Discovery, which I find too dark. The Orville is light, bright, optimistic about the future, funny, and has likeable characters, something I cannot say about Discovery. Before I forget, the spring 2019 issue of the official Star Trek magazine will feature a profile on me as a Star Trek educator and I’m really excited about this! Hope all of you get a chance to read it. In any case, you can be a classic Star Trek fan AND love The Orville at the same time. Here’s me as Captain Ed Mercer of the USS Orville. Enjoy.
Supplemental: Click here to read a British article that urges disappointed classic Star Trek fans to watch The Orville.